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Praeger Name Meaning

German (also Präger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a minter, from an agent derivative of Middle High German præch(en), bræchen, German prägen ‘to coin or mint’. Jewish: variant of Prager 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Prager, Pranger, Draeger, Krieger, Trager, Traeger, Krueger, Ranger

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Where is the Praeger family from?

You can see how Praeger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Praeger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Praeger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Praeger families living in New York. This was about 46% of all the recorded Praeger's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Praeger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Praeger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Praeger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Praeger. 43% of Praeger men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Praeger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Praeger were Proprietor and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    43%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmwork
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Praeger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Praeger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 844 immigration records available for the last name Praeger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 660 military records available for the last name Praeger. For the veterans among your Praeger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Praeger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Praeger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Praeger in 1962 was 77, and 77 in 2004.

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